What is a proctor? A proctor is an approved person that administers an exam for a Columbia College student. The proctor will verify the student's identity by checking a photo ID and will ensure academic honesty during the exam. Proctored exams add validity to online course work and are required for some online courses.
What do I have to do? As a student needing to complete a proctored exam, it is your responsibility to select a proctor and submit this information to your instructor as outlined in the course syllabus. You must also schedule a date and time to complete your exams. If you request to use a private proctor, it is your responsibility to verify with your instructor that they have been approved.
You have three options for selecting a proctor:
- A Columbia College campus
- ProctorU or
- a private proctor.
Columbia College locations are the best option for proctors and are automatically approved. ProctorU is also automatically approved. Private proctors are approved by each instructor. Previous approval of a private proctor does not guarantee subsequent approval.
Acceptable private proctors normally include, but are not limited to, faculty, other university or college testing centers, ministers, military education officers, non-direct superiors and corporate executive officers, and public librarians. Columbia College has also approved ProctorU as a private proctor resource. You may wish to check the listing provided by the NCTA Consortium of College Testing Centers for available proctors and testing centers. Some testing centers may assess a fee for testing. Any fees incurred are your responsibility.
If you are using a Columbia College campus, please select the campus below, reserve your seat and notify your instructor as outlined in your course.
Please select a campus to display its proctoring details:
Online Reservation Information
Columbia College students: For midterms/finals, you may reserve your proctored exam online by using the Midterm/Final Proctor Reservation Form.
Proctor Listing for Patrick Air Force Base, FL
Proctoring Times: FRI. of the 4th and 8th weeks of the session 9:30 a.m & 12:00 p.m
EITHER WED. 6:00 p.m or SAT. 10:00 a.m during the 4th and 8th week of the session *By appointment
Group Proctoring: By Appointment
Individual Appointments: By Appointment Only
Computer Proctoring: (By Appointment Only) FRI. of the 4th and 8th week of the session 9:30 a.m & 1:00 p.m; EITHER WED. Evening 6:00 p.m;or SAT. 10:00 a.m. *Other test days and times may be available by appointment
STUDENTS: For mid-term and finals, make an appointment no later than a week prior to the test date.
ONLINE STUDENTS: Contact the Patrick Campus as soon as possible to apply for a badge to gain access to the Base for midterms and finals.